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, the disintegration of yugoslavia, america's role there, and now you have come out with this book, "a country of vast designs: james k. polk, the mexican war, and the conquest of the amecan continent." and here we are, that book that i fail to remember the name of was a "sands of empire." i learned more than i had known before on the balkans. >> two chapters on the balkans. >> and very complete. tell me, why should i be interested in james k. polk? >> by calculation was that james capel collides in the black hole of america's consciousness. that james k. polk collide -- resides in the black hole of america's consciousness. my aim was to tell the story in as compelling away as possible. >> tell us, his presidency was just before the civil war? >> yes, he was elected in 1844, served from 1845 to 1849. he was one of the youngest people elected president. he was 49, one of five presidents elected in their 40's. he gave up the presidency at age 53, from three died shortly thereafter. he literally worked himself to death. not the majority of our presidents have been more pridents. he was one. many believe
rights to health reform and tributes flowed in. we looked back at his life. >> good morning america, we awake to breaking news that senator edward kennedy political giant, has died. as we say a good and sad morning to you. >> teddy kennedy was being lauded for a lifetime which even at the last, he had been at the center. he had been a backer of barack obama for president. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> on the day of his inauguration, he collapsed suffering from a brain tumor that had been diagnosed in may of last year. but despite his illness, he delivered the democratic nomination to the young contender. >> the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> edward kennedy had once carried the dream himself. he was the youngest of the kennedy clan. when president kennedy was assassinated, his brother robert ran to succeed him. when he was killed, it was expected that edward kennedy would run. >> he was a good and decent man who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. >> but a mysterious accident dashed his hopes. he drove
asia trip. he said i'm america's first pacific president. he struck a lot of conciliatory notes when he was china. japan and the united states don't want that story line. they push back a lot on that. they are a little bit skidish about that storyline. that's not one that they want to see out there. chris: that's funny. they wanted to be the country that's part or the world again. >> right? >> absolutely. and there is a difference between the obama policy and the bush policy. they don't want to lose that america should lead the world. we set the agenda. if obama loses that and we saw it late last year when he accepted the noble prize, that fed into the storyline that he doesn't necessarily believe in american exceptionalism. it's more that i want to be president of the world. it's a very effective one. and i don't think -- i think that's a constant in american politic, people want the president to believe in america exceptionalism. chris: what do you think that this president is tilting to the world? >> i'm always amazed by people's warmth towards me. at the the same time having a presi
'll want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the world at large. the best military report and military expert in the country tom ricks joins me to tell you about it. >>> while most of the focus of the nation and this show is on the hot spots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we'll talk to the famous scholar, kishore mahbubahni of singapore to get a different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows we hear about how president obama is doing. on fox some say he's a socialist who's trying to indoctrinate our children, even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc he is the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick, employ the jobless and end racism in our time. here on cnn, well, i'm on cnn, so today i want to see if we can get some kind of a clear-eyed look at what kind of a president he really is and what kind of a world he faces. so i gathered a panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it to help m
say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the war at large. the best military report, military expert in the country, tom bricks, joins me to tell you about it. while much of the focus of the nation and the show is on the hotspots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we will talk with the famous international writer and scholar of singapore to get a very different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows, we hear about how president obama's doing. on fox, some say he's a socialist trying tune doctrine eight our children even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc, the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick and employ the jobless and end racism in our time. and here on cnn, i'm on cnn, i wanted to see if we could get a clear look at what kind of a president he really is. what kind of a world he faces. i gathered panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it help me accomplish this mission. walter isaacson has written terrific biographi
[captioning made possible by fox news channel] glenello >>> hello, america. welcome to the t program. p probably the number one question that is asked of me ot at least top five is who o vote would you vote for for president of the united statesa i have always answered this f question for public co consumpn one for i don't know. i don't see the person. i'm looking for george, washington, to george, washington, you just o. saw him in the open. he was a man of he was a brilliant individual.e and the reason why he was the indispensable man is because everybody could trust him. whoi would vote for in a heartbeat for president of the united states. you may not know the name john huntsman, but if you have ever used a plastic plate or a bowl or a dish or styrofoam takeout. do you remember the original big mac container? you have this man to thank. john is not only amazing for being a self-made billionaire or even for all the great inventions his company has produced but the reason why i would vote for him, and he's not running, by the way, the reason i
the most again shl year for iraq since america invaded the country. there is pivotal elections were set to start them on a new course. some 65,000 soldiers are planning to withdraw. that is more than half the number of the boots on the ground right now. and move on to other america's controversial affair, that in afghanistan. it would be 60 days after elections are held that the first troops would exit the country. but now the plan seems to be looser. it depends on what happens inside this chamber. parliament will be expanded in the elections. there are those that don't like they will retaliate with all too familiar reaction. violence left thousands of citizens dead in 2009. u.s. forces are prepared for more post election but the question remains whether the iraqis trained are ready to do the job on their own, especially when america is so set to o taking troops out next year. president obama is determined to 2000 but equally rest luit, progress is a sign of democracy. 2010 will very much a year of wait and see. >> kelly: thanks for that report. next hour we will focus on the future sta
to find recent and featured programs. >> in her book, "can sexism in america," professor, writer and commentator barbara berg presents a documented argument that women in america hasn't come nearly as far as is generally believed. this event is 50 minutes. >> thank you very much and thank you, barnes & noble, for hosting this event. thank you all for coming. he pulled me by my hair, and he dragged me up 36 metal steps, each one i could feel as my cheek went against them making a mark in my face. i had to spend weeks in the hospital, and i will never look the same again. this story was not the worst i heard, far from the worst, n., while i was researching this book. but when i told a colleague about it, he said, sexism? are you kidding? there's no more sexism in america. that's so passe. and actually that's pretty much the kind of attitude i ran into when i first began to do the study. alive and well, my dentist asks, after hillary almost got the democratic nomination and sarah palin had the number two spot on the republican ticket? how can you say sexism is alive and well? i wond
was captured when a viewer of "america's most wanted" recognized him and his car. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen is closed today because of al qaeda threats against american interests. the embassy is not saying if there is any specific threat. and it's unclear when it will reopen. the head of u.s. centcom, saved petraeus, met with yemen's president yesterday. a senior u.s. government official says they discussed the latest intelligence on al qaeda in yemen. he also gave yemen's president several messages from president obama. yesterday mr. obama tied al qaeda to that attempted airline attack on christmas day. he said al qaeda's yemeni branch trained the suspected bomber and gave him explosives. >> this is not the first time this group has targeted us. in recent years they've bombed yemeni facilities and western hotels, restaurants and embassies including our embassy in 2008, killing one american. so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al q
masquerading as the real america, when they were taken over by a minority of a minority, yelling and shouting a ab centis. >> and they were racist? >> oh, come on. that is absurd. >> monica. >> that was his best political theater, worst political theater? what political theater? i lost my train of thought. >> this was, yes, this was when the white house passed out those white lab coats to the doctors to use them as props to suggest that all doctors support obama care, when 80% oppose it. >> the whole story was exposed. the white house was passing out the white coats. mort. >> governor patterson sending caroline kennedy out to replace hillary clinton. is this what you call political hokey pokey and he puts his left foot in his mouth and his right foot in his mouth and he turns around. >> harry reid say opponents were like slave holders. okay, worst political scandal. >> i think it's that crowd of so-called scientists and hoaxers in england, who really put out all this false nonsense of global warming and sensors honest scientists bringing the truth, eleanor. >> right on, pat. >> a
fellow new america foundation and news day columnist, ellen. i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. the year 2000, the new millennium, the beginning of a new decade of news and news coverage. the y2k bug was the big story of 2000, it quickly became a big bust. u.s. agents seize refugee elian gonzalez and after a long standoff sent him back to cuba. the u.s.s. cole attacked by terrorists in yemen, 17 american sailors were killed. figuring out the winner of the presidential election delayed due to ballot snafus in florida. the u.s. supreme court took on the issue, made a decision and 36 days after voters had gone to the polls, democratic presidential candidate al gore conceded the election to his republican challenger, texas governor george w. bush. he would become the nation 43rd president. jim, elliss, if you had to sum up that 2000 election fiasco in a few words, how would you roux describe it? >> i would say the reporters all voted for al gore in 2000, but they didn't like him. they liked bush much better so bush perversely got pretty good press in that year. >> jon: and was
on thanksgiving day. a tip to "america's most wanted" helped crack the case. >>> and shark tale. the story is not just scaring swimmers. it's sparking a movement to save the beasts in the deep. dan harris jumps in the tank. ♪ please don't let me be misunderstood ♪ >>> good morning, america. kate snow here. welcoming dan harris here once again. bill is on assignment. >> you made me jump in a shark tank. >> the newbies have to jump in the tank. >> it's sunday, january 3, 2010. >> this morning, we're taking a hard look at the country of yemen. yemen is promising to crack down on al qaeda and the u.s. is promising to send more aid to help them in their efforts. >> we'll talk about why a lot of people see this country as a true hornets' nest. >>> meanwhile, here at home, people are very tense about the economy. pick up the paper, it's hard to figure out whether to expect things to get better or worse in the new year. will there be more jobs? will the housing market get better? some clear answers to the best of our ability coming up. >>> high-tech, cool gadgets on the way. we have got a firs
available or digital audio download or so. -- are sold. . . estes is c-span's "america and the courts." next, presentations from the week of the supreme court's special. first, william suter and his job, and how the supreme court decides to take cases. >> what are redoing today? >> we have a session in court this morning, announcing the orders from last week's conference, and we have the announcement of two opinions. and removing the admission of the attorneys to different groups. largely, today was a ceremonial day. this is the morning coat. it is a very traditional outfit. here in court, it is worn by the marshall of the court and myself and also the solicitor general of the united states and his staff where it while they argue cases here. some of the women in the staff do not with a code. -- where the coach. one of the women here is a deputy, and she wears it herself. we traditionally wear it when the court is in public, wearing robes. so when we are upstairs, and at the inauguration of the president. so it is very traditional. years and years and years ago, all atto
's doing. and a get them to commit to a bipartisan plan to work together to make america more secure and to lower our voices, end the rhetoric and fight the enemy. not fight one another. >> jamie: is that a risky proposition for both sides? because as we look toward mid-term, terrorism is sure i would imagine to become an issue of greater importance, as we look at war policy, and we look at funding. and we see where unemployment numbers are. so, in the past, really, the g.o.p. had take an position on terroriterrorism, and where the democrats stand when many of the liberal left are against war? and the focus for them might be more on let's say the environment. >> well, i think the leadership starts with the president. and the president made it clear that there have been security breaches here. there have been mistakes. but more important is that he needs to govern in a bipartisan fashion. he sets the tone. and i think the time for politics is during the campaign, jamie. it hasn't started yet. he has to make it clear that we have been overarch -- we have an overarching commitment to ou
with the explosives and directed them on hit the plane heading for america. >> reporter: he's holding his security teams responsible and will meet with them on tuesday. >> this includes making sure the communities crash -- are held accountable at every elf. >> reporter: the president of delta airlines is a waiting answers. in the statement, the ceo said that you can be certain wewill make our points very clearly and in washington. the transportation safety administration has plans to send high-level on to the airports and discuss security procedures including a controversial full-body security scanner. in new york, laura ingalls, fox news. >>> american airlines in the hot seat and an illness spread us through a local senior living center. we're everywhere at 11. >>> the faa is watching american airlines closely after three dangerous landings last month. this is video from december 22nd when a plane overshot the runway in jamaica during a george and two other landings, the jet's wing tips touched the ground. the faa officials say they're looking to see if there is a larger problem here. the airline
. america's best truck. >>> "u.s. farm report" round table this week, jim hemminger from top third ag marketing. bill, i saw you on the phone just a second ago finding out what the close was. what's the close on the market. >> corn closed about 4.13 and a half. we're still in range. beans 43 in the march contract. >> is that up or down for the day? >> we're jowt down just a a bit about 3 1/2 trents cents. >> you mentioned that electronic trading, the variation and what can happen is just instantly. it wasn't always that i way when europe on the floor, was it not? >> no, the broabers if they had the big order was the governor on the market and the market doesn't have that anymore. we haven't seen that many glitches in the electronic market. there was one this week that caused corn prices to drop 13 vents cents very quick re-- very quickly but it came back. the impressive tht thing about the bean market, we saw beans sell off over 90 cents a bushel. brazil has no weather issues. they'll have a very big crop. it's come back considerably recovering that. corn has been on a 40 set trading
at a motel in the florida keys and cops give the credit to a tip that was called into "america's most wanted" and notch up another one for the fox tv program. hello, i'm eric sean and welcome to america's news headquarters on this sunday morning. >> jamie: good morning, happy new year, eric and happy new year to all of you. for over a month he was the target of a nationwide manhunt which included a $100,000 reward, he shot and killed his twin sisters, elderly aunt and this little girl, his six-year-old little cousin and cops say the shooting was carefully planned out and the latest from phil keating in our miami bureau and it happened overnight, and phil, tell us the latest. >> reporter: "america's most wanted" had just wrapped up the show and profiled the case of paul mehridge and the alleged murder of his two sisters and aunt and young cousin, on thanksgiving night, remember, it was a horrible crime that happened over that holiday, and according to investigators, as well as family members, who were inside the home in jupiter, florida, he was there in attendance, he was invited along with a
" with diane sawyer and on "good morning america." >>> england is increasing airport security after that christmas bombing attempt. full body scanners will be installed at heathrow airport, the busiest in europe. the netherlands and nigeria both key stops for the bombing suspect, have said they will use the scanners on passengers heading to america. and tonight, the u.s. government is acting, as well, issuing new security rules for all airlines that fly into this country. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: dan, the new rules, according to the transportation security administration will stay in place for the foreseeable future and will be fe by most passengers coming into the u.s. from abroad. >> reporter: immediately after the christmas day bomb attempt, the government ordered patdowns and extra luggage checks for all travelers on international flights to the u.s. the new measures try to narrow that down to those who may pose the biggest passengers from passports from or traveled through countries that sponsor terrorism or suspect nations will be subject to extra screening. many other
and intelligence, law enforcement, and security committees have the tools they need to keep america statesafe. the investigation into the christmas day incident continues. we're learning more about the suspect. we know that he traveled to yemen, a country grappling with poverty. we know that this group and all canada in the iranian peninsula trained him -- and al qaeda in the arabian peninsula trained him. in recent -- and al qaeda in th e iranian peninsula trained him. even before christmas day, we have seen the results. training camps have been struck and leaders eliminated. all those involved in the attempted attack on christmas, they must know, you, too, will be held on account. with my oath came the solemn responsibility that i carry with me every moment of every day, the responsibility to protect the safety and security of the american people. on that day, i also made a clear path our nation is at war with [unintelligible] we will do whatever it takes to defeat them, even as leopold the values that has always distinguished america among nations. make no mistake. that is exactly what we
, they may have been yemen airports but that was america at work. >> in nearly seven years the united states has been at warp in iraq, there's no al-qaeda influence in iraq or involvement in iraq. now we're at afghanistan where according to general jim jones and according to general david petraeus there are fewer than 100 al-qaeda agents in afghanistan. i mean, if it's a war against al-qaeda then it couldn't have been more misspent. our resources, our time, our sacrifices and our blood, than the war in iraq. >> for the record eight americans were killed at a c.i.a. base in afghanistan this week, suicide bombing. 24 people were killed in iraq in anbar province and the governor of the provinceas wounded this week, suicide bombing. u.n. is pulling its staff out of pakistan for security reasons. so now yemen which has an unemployment rate of 40% and is running out of oil and water, do we open up a third front in yemen? >> well, i'm like -- unlike a lot of americans, i've been in yemen, the capital of yemen. it's only nine years old as a republic. at the time i was there it was a divided country.
headed for america. >> julie: ahead, more on the attempt connection to yemen and what that country is doing to hunt down extremists. plus, it was the year of bernie madoff. >> everybody in my life has been demolished. >> a loss of investor confidence. >> your warranty will be safe. it will be safer than it's ever been. >> julie: bail-out for the auto industry. tonight, some of the biggest financial stories of 2009 and their impact on the year ahead and your wallet. but we start with the latest from president obama, who for the very first time is directly linking al-qaeda to the failed christmas day attack on a u.s. airliner. in his weekly address, the president said it appears 23-year-old umar farouk abdulmutallab was trained and armed by an al-qaeda affiliate in yemen. abdulmutallab is now in federal custody as you know, after he boarded a northwest airline flight in amsterdam, armed with powerful explosives, capable of bringing the plane down, though they failed to ignite. president obama today promising to track down all those responsible for the plot and also defending his admi
assistance we're providing is absolutely essential. we need this connection between yemen and america and the brits if we're going to contain the threat. the good thing about what john brennan said this morning, it appears we're all on the same page. we recognize the threat. we're committed to enhancing the intelligence capabilities. and our offensive capability to deal with this. the pressing issue coming up over the next few months is how do we deal with americans who have joined al qaeda and are now part of the machine that wants to attack the united states? >> home grown terrorists. you raised several issues there. let me stay on yemen for a moment. last week, senator, you said that yemen could turn into tomorrow's war. expand on that a little bit. how hot a war are you talking about? do you foresee american forces? would you call for american forces? >> let me explain the comment. senator collins and i were in yemen with colleagues in august. one of the amecan personnel said to us, and i thought quite wisely, iraq is yesterday's war. afghanistan is today's war. if we don't act pr
. the national counterterrorism center warns that al qaeda continues to look for ways to attack america. this as the u.s. embassy in yemen closes due to terror threats and the president prepares to meet with his top security officials. >>> and winter wallop, from wind and waves to blankets of snow, the northeast is bearing the brunt of mother nature and more is expected. today, suay, january 3rd, 2010. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolfe. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. the arrest of paul merhige brings some closure to the family of the victims of that thanksgiving day massacre. >> while he was loose some of the family feared for their own lives thinking he might be seeking them out as well. now at least part of that nightmare is over thanks to a tip generated by "america's most wand." we'll have the latest including an interview with the parents of the youngest victim. >>> also as the president returns from his hawaiian vacation, he'll m
, equipped him with those explosives,nd directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: a troubled nation racked by poverty and insurrection, yemen has seen more and more radicals operate within its borders as a weak central government struggles to contain the threat. >> that's worrying. the idea that yemen is turning into a base for international terrorist operations, not just regional terrorist operations. >> reporter: this weekend david petraeus, america's top commander in the region, was in yemen coordinating strategy and pledging to more than double the $67 million in counterterror american aid already being sent there. today a top official says american help won't stop there. >> military action is possible in yemen? >> everything is possible as far as our cooperation with the yemeni government. >> reporter: as he wraps up his time in hawaii, the president plans to meet tuesday in washington with the nation's intelligence and security leaders to review what he has called human and systemic failures that almost led to a disaster on christmas morning. and lester, joh
- join us next week for america and the courts, saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> coming up, a look at president obama's first year in office. after that, a special presentation of our documentary "blair house: the president's guest house." >> up next, a look at president obama's first year in office. hosted by the new america foundation, this is one hour 30 minutes. >> all that is left for me to say is that we are going to start with statements of about five minutes each by each of the participants and you are free to sit or stand. walter, -- you prefer standing. i take note of c-span's preference, but i see that you are not controlled by it. >> it really is great to be here at the intersection of two intersections of my life. i have been associated with the new american foundation since it started and very much enjoyed being a member of the board and i am also on the executive committee of the editorial board of the american interest. two of my obsessions have come together. it is also true that my third obsession, which is the blog i sta
that plane headed for america. >> reporter: these are the most direct comments the president has made to date tieing the suspect with the al-qaeda group. republicans continue to accuse the president of mishandling the incident and not doing enough to prevent another one. the top gop senator said with terror threats, war, and a prolonged recession these are difficult days for our nation. >> what's always defined america is its ability to overcome even the most daunting difficulties. so in this new year we can be filled with new hope that our greatest challenges will be met. >> reporter: the president repeated that anyone involved in the christmas day attack will be held accountable. jennifer davis, fox 5 news. >> the president has scheduled a meeting with his intelligence chief tuesday at the white house to discuss how to prevent another major security breach, and lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings on the incident and intelligence shortcomings. >>> more disturbing allegations surrounding the airline industry. a security check point left untended for 90 minutes. officials say it h
trained him, equipped them with the explosives, and directed them to attack that plane headed for america z we are joined now live by the president's top counterterrorism adviser. welcome to "meet the press." >> thank you. >> is it because of specific intelligence that says that an attack is coming? >> yes. there are and i spoke with the ambassador down there and the british embassy and it will give the government an opportunity to thwart that threat. >> it's the threat that we know that they have been tash getting and safeguard and the president talking about al qaeda in yemen. is yemen a new front in this battle against al qaeda? >> no, we have known about it in this administration and even in the last administration there has been focus on yemen. i've traveled there twice throughout the the last several months. we have been focused on this issue. we need to make sure that we provide the training there are several al qaeda members inside of yemen and the fight is being taken to them. events during the last month demonstrated the government resolved -- providing a range of support for in
of america's sunday night. his colleagues called him a human dynamo and a showman. he knew how to tell a story and knew how to hold viewer's interest. don hewitt created news. >> ed, ed, promo. they sent him to death row and knew it. did the cops and prosecutors now may find themselves behind bars. >> 60 minutes sunday, perfect, perfect. >> you mean they'd send him to death row and they knew he didn't do it. >> the cops and prosecutors that put him there may put him behind bars. go back, just go-- >> to the end of the interview, forget that, put what we just did on top of this one and keep going. >> stop. >> i think it's better earlier. >> give me the line they demanded justice. >> prosecutors to bring someone. >> absolutely. >> yeah, that's someone is what he's saying. >> someone, his lawyers say-- >> perfect, couldn't be better. >> he didn't always agree with the journalists on his show, in fact, some of his biggest disagreements with the show's biggest star mike wallacements when we go away to all of that fighting, i'm lost. >> this is the story that i see every night in the news. >
, trained him, equipped him with those explosives, and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> we are joined now live by the president's top counterterrorism adviser john brennan. welcome to "meet the press." >> thank you, david. >> this president's directive to close the embassies because of specific intelligence that an attack is coming? >> yes, there are indication that's al qaeda is planning to carry out an attack in the capital of yemen. i spoke to our ambassador down there. both the british and u.s. embassies have closed to give the yemeni government a chance to thwart that threat and the plans that are afoot right now. >> a threat against our embassy? >> we know they've been targeting our embassy or embassy personnel, and we want to do everything possible to safeguard our diplomats and others that are down there. that was the prudent step to take. >> the president talking about al qaeda in yemen. is yemen a new front in this battle against al qaeda? >> no, it's not a new front. we've known about it for quite some time. from the very first day of this administration,
the crime scene last night after a tip from someone who saw the story on "america's most wanted." marriage is accused of killing four family members, including his own 6-year-old cousin. relatives were relieved when they heard the news of his arrest. >> it means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight and i won't be patrolling the inside of my house with my shotgun thinking that the monster is right around the corner. i've been in protective mode. and now that he's captured, at least my family, we can even begin the healing process. >> marriage faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. >>> the deadly mudslides in brazil, crews hoping to find survivors yesterday found nothing but bodies. after a huge piece of mountain collapsed on a seaside tourist resort, at least 60 people have died from the slides and torrential flooding on the southern coast of the country. >>> el we'll get the latest on the weather here back in the us. it is awfully cold and it will be stormy when it comes to the snowfall. >> we have the use the words polar, arctic.
before america does. >> israel does not want to do that if it doesn't have to. we know that. because the consequences would be potentially severe. not just return fire on israel but also the program of much of europe and the world community. president obama wants to forestall that, but is he going to act in time, can he rally the world opinion to forestall that? >> i don't believe he. can but i do believe he thinks he can. he thinks he can get the u.n. sanctions together and rally the world. china is saying no dice, we don't want to do it. >> really, this concern about the coming year, which is this is going to be the beginning of the surge in afghanistan. a big commitment. it's complicated by the behavior of the pakistanis as well. this is a really big thing for barack obama. i think my question is can he handle two big crisis? and something like iraq would be -- iran, iran would be that. it's not clear to me that the white house has the will to take on two or three big things. you know, the world being what it is, there is inevitably going to be something else other than afghanista
not a joke. this was a hoax. full of hot air. america fretted, fearful a 6-year-old boy was inside of this balloon as it floated across the colorado sky. he wasn't there and his parents pleaded guilty to charges of making it all up. the year was full of police chases, and this was the money shot, literally, cash cascading from a suspected drug-runners truck. >> i saw it was $100 bills flying from the sky. >> reporter: there were kids in cars. check out the 7-year-old in utah who drove home. he stole his dad's vehicle to skip church. in the end he probably was praying he would be spared his father's wrath. this philadelphia baseball dad caught a foul ball. his 3-year-old daughter quickly threw it back. all he could do is hug her, nothing like a father's love. this proposal of love made misty a little misty as dennis popped the question from an indiana field. and before the i-dos this minnesota groom and bride boogied down the aisle. the prime minister was blood deed after a protestor smashed a statuette into his face. remember the iraqi that threw a shoe into president bush. and the
and innocent women and children are killed, who cares for them? if a bomb goes off in america or london what is wrong that? >> a poll in the times of london showed a shocking 13% of british muslims believe the london subway bombers were martyrs and many british muslims see the iraq war as a war against islam, against them. we are talking about england, young mus sims who grew up in this country. i think people would be stunned to hear you say it is essentially foreign policy which is causing youngsters to blow themselves up on the subway system and youngsters to think that's cool. >> foreign policy has a lot to do with it. and -- but it's the minority radical groups that use that to get to our young people. >> some of those young muslims are easy prey because they believe the british government crackdown is scapegoating them as when minister john reed came talk to their parents. >> there are fanatics who are looking to groom and brainwash children including your children so all i say is look for those telltale signs now. >> one of those fanatics was in the room waiting to pounce. >> when the
at the first gulf war, and he is also the head of the veterans against america's war of which they are getting too many. he will pass along you recruiting right and left. it is kind of interesting within the military, and i began life in a room in the cadet hospital at west point where i was delivered by a future surgeon general of the army who hadn't been told about navels. i did not have the repairs made. surprised should always be offered, on offer anyway. in a security world we are not really needed, and it used to be just as an idea united states was something quite remarkable, and now i wonder that we have been crowded over, and it was -- there is a photograph in this new book i've published that's nothing but photographs of myself which is highly satisfactory. [laughter] and perhaps a bit overdone. a young man, a fellow writer always competitive and he saw that picture of me which they have run on the cover of the book, and he said i didn't know that you were a male model and i suggest, yes, of course i am. who says a male model can't go to the top? [laughter] he smashed his teeth and h
behind bars after more than a month on the lam. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. we begin with the closing of the u.s. and british embassies in yemen. this is a result of threats by al-qaeda in that region. officials say al-qaeda and others are still plotting against american interests. malini wilkes is joining us now with the latest developments. she has been following them in washington. hi. >> hi. both the u.s. and british closed their embassies in yemen because of the al-qaeda threat. white house counterterror advisor john brennan says he is not going to take chances with the lives of diplomats and he says the yemeni government is providing support. brennan is heading the white house review of the attack on the detroit-bound plane. he told "fox news sunday" u.s. intelligence failed to connect the dots. he says there was no smoking gun, no definitive intelligence that was ignored and no sign that agencies refuse to cooperate with each other. >> in the review so far, there is no indication whatsoever that any agency or depa
a day now than they did 20 years ago. >> the average -- adult in america is about 2000 calories and that has to be matched off against exercise and that's a good way to approach it whereas dr. jacobson said there are certain ver bothen products you shouldn't eat call. >> no -- at all. >> no, i didn't say that. you can have a take -- >> can you have a hamburger. >> yeah. >> doesn't it have transfat by reason of its own content. >> it's the saturated fat in the hamburger is the problem. >> it's not what you can cook it in, canola oil but still -- >> hamburgers are broiled, but it's the sat rated fat in the hamburgers. >> a certain amount of saturated fat is ok, you will allow, for a hamburger what once a week? >> depends on your diet. the problem is -- if i say eat a hamburger once a week, people will say ok, i'll have a hamburger once a week, fried eggs in the morning, a whopper. >> what's a wpper. >> a cheeseburger at lunch. >> one or two hamburgers in a bun with cheese. >> yeah. a pizza. >> that is simple, on its face, it's suicidal, is it not? >> you can have one. the problem
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